Complexity, Governance & Networks - CGN uses an online editorial office system. To submit a manuscript for review. Authors should go here:


Authors should follow the APA Style when formatting manuscripts for submission. Articles for CGN have to be between 4000 and 8000 words.

Please submit one manuscript file in PDF containing the title, abstract, text, references and all figures and tables. Do not submit figures in separate files. Please ensure that the manuscript is anonymous by omitting your name, funding information, and excluding self-identifying references. You will also be required to upload a separate title page, showing the full title, and authors' names and affiliations only.

Manuscripts will be sent to referees for review. In all cases the editor's decision will be final. Correspondence relating to previously published material is encouraged as long as its principal aim is to improve accuracy and refine or refute an argument. Submission of an article means that it has not been published elsewhere, nor under consideration for publication elsewhere.

After your article has been accepted for publication the article should be subimtted in Word format or Latex Style File.


Download either the [Word template ], or the [LaTex style-file]


Authors should, where necessary, obtain permission before including copyright material in their articles. After acceptance, final copies of manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word or in the precribed LaTex style file for publication. For questions about the format of submissions, the process of submitting a manuscript, or about the status of manuscripts that have been submitted and assigned a manuscript number, please contact the editorial assistant of CGN:


Mrs. K. Milovanovic-Hanselman, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University, The Netherlands, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Figure and Table Creation and Format


Please be aware that the requirements for online submission and for reproduction in the journal are different: (i) for online submission and peer review, please upload your figures embedded in the pdf file; (ii) for reproduction in the journal, you will be required, after acceptance, to upload high-resolution .tif files (300 d.p.i. for line drawings color and half-tone artwork). We advise that you create your high-resolution images first as these can be easily converted into low-resolution images for online submission. Tables need to be formatted in Word. Tables should not be pasted into the manuscript file as a graphic. We recommend that you produce your figures with high-quality graphics software, such as Adobe Photoshop, to help ensure appropriate resolution and workability. If the software available to you cannot generate .tif or .eps files, you may wish to print a high-quality copy of the figure, scan it, and then save it as a .tif.


Permissions for Illustrations and Figures


Permission to reproduce copyright material, for print and online publication in perpetuity, must be cleared and if necessary paid for by the author; this includes applications and payments to licensing agencies where appropriate. Evidence in writing that such permissions have been secured from the rights-holder must be made available to the editors. It is also the author's responsibility to include acknowledgments as stipulated by the particular institutions.


Language Editing


Particularly if English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it edited for language. This is not a mandatory step, but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. If you would like information about one such service please contact the editorial office. Authors are liable for all costs associated with such services.


Copyright Transfer Form


Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Baltzer Science Publishers authors will be invited to complete an online copyright license to publish form. Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Baltzer Science Publishers may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify Baltzer Science Publishers immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication Baltzer Science Publishers will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that Baltzer Science Publishers does not retain copies of rejected articles.


Download here the Copyright Transfer Form.